How Fast is your Internet Speed? – 4 Top Bookmarks

by alan on October 28, 2010

This is a Guest Post by Alan Dunn, who is a Serial Entrepreneur. If you would like to write for TechieMania, check our guest posting guidelines.

Remember the days of the dial up modem or still have dreams about mice running around in cages trying to make the wheel move faster. High speed internet is something we can’t live without but is your internet provider living up to its promise?

How Fast is your Internet Speed

Most internet providers sell a connection based on a guaranteed speed and its very possible to get credit if your connection is not as fast they promised. One way to check your internet speed is to simply do what is called a speed test. This not only helps determine the actual speed of your connection but can help identify connection problems when installing a wireless network. The different speed ranges are typically as follows:

  • Dialup Connection:Β 56k bits/second
  • DSL:Β 512k to 3mb bits/second
  • Cable Internet Connection: 3mb – 10mb bits/second
  • Fiber Optic Connection: 5mb – 30mb bits/second (superman speed)

When working online there are a lot of key tools you should bookmark. Below are some of the most basic internet tools every user should have in a folder for quick access.

Internet Speed Test

Test the speed of your internet connection using a variety of servers from around the world with this free internet speed test online.

What is your IP address?

What is my IP is an IP address locater. This tool instantly shows your IP address and is very important when asking for support, online gaming, accessing your computer remotely, tracing an email and a variety of other reasons.

Host Lookup

Here you can look up an IP address and see where it is located in the world. Get a nasty email from someone? While a host lookup tool may not tell you where the person lives but it sure can provide information your attorney may find helpful.

WHOIS Information for Domain Names

Want to buy a really cool name or just want to know who owns a domain name? is the easiest and cleanest WHOIS information tool out there. No GoDaddy girls, upgrades or security codes to enter. Just punch in a domain name and find it who owns it.

There are many great tools online and having a few bookmarked will save you time and energy navigating the web when you need them.

Do you know of any other great tools people can use?

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Article by Alan Dunn

This is a Guest Post by Alan Dunn, a Serial Entrepreneur, Licensed Mortgage Broker and publisher of various consumer education websites, including a site with tips on how to save money, a cool car loan calculator and a destination for drivers to find cheap car insurance quotes and compare car insurance companies.

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  • Shashank A Chinchli

    wow… got to know my download speed is 1074kbps= 1 Mbps approx!
    Fairly good as compared to other BSNL plans!
    thanks Alan:)

  • Rohit | Ipod Touch 4G

    good sites to bookmark….i am also getting about 576kbps i.e. 0.5 mbps approx…..gud speed from airtel in 512 kbps plan….:)

  • iPhone Application Development

    My internet speed hits 1MBPS. Thanks for the tips.

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  • sureshpeters

    the ping location is nearer..the fast the throughput time u ll get :)

  • Thiru

    Great write up. Have checked my net speed with tat free widget. Thanks

  • Swamykant

    I work in IBM and the net speed here is 3mb – 10mb bits/second for most of the users.

    Thanks for sharing these excellent sites

  • kbharath

    My internet speed is 512kbps i am thinking of to change my paln to 1mbps. thanks for sharing this tips.

  • Anish KS

    Nice, will check this.

  • Kimi

    My Internet speed is 4543 kbps (download) upload is 955 Kbps (upload) when i tested it the link above.

    Not sure if it is true? i guess i have 20.000 mbps, it is usual in Europe.

    Thanks for useful link, Alan.

  • Rahul @ MazaKaro

    oo yes i know this , i have used it times recently and i find it very useful all the time , specially when you notice something wrong with the connexion so you can easly check it out !! thank you for sharing it !! :)

  • Nihar

    Thanks for sharing these sites. I know 2 out of the 4 you have shared. Will check the rest.

  • Webhosting Reviews

    The tips you mentioned was really helpful and ti enhanced my internet speed near to 1MBPS.

  • Car Express

    With new technologies now Internet work very very fast and have quick access for any sources and informations how to check speed and location

  • bridesmaid dresses under 100

    Unfortunately in my country internet is super slow :(

  • Max Brociner

    Hello, Just read this article about OJ. Paul: an IP location database can be used to generate powerful and accurate results. Bloggers and content managers use this facility to alter content, all based on demographic preferences of online visitors. As a result, the website likeability factor increases, without leveraging the necessity of manually checking in every user profile… Isn’t he reason?.

    • Sathishkumar

      Hi Max, you are right. Using IP location database will definitely yield great results.

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